Continued Updating the Lane Closure Guide for Urban Highways in Kansas

The primary objective of this research project is to understand and make possible recommendations for the capacity required of the Work Zone Lane Closure Guidance chart used by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and design engineers for work zones in Kansas. Additionally, further understanding of how work zone capacity relates to crash experience before or within the work zone is critical to improving safety on Kansas Interstates. The research project will be guided by historical work zone information and geometry as well as historical operational and weather data provided by KC Scout and WHICHway traffic operation centers. The research team hope the data collected will be able to provide insight into this value and work with KDOT to determine if an adjustment is needed in the chart to provide more efficient operations and safer work zones.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $58116
    • Contract Numbers:

      K-TRAN: KSU-17-1

      RE-0710-01

      C2101

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kansas Department of Transportation

      Eisenhower State Office Building
      700 SW Harrison Street
      Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754
    • Managing Organizations:

      Kansas Department of Transportation

      Eisenhower State Office Building
      700 SW Harrison Street
      Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754
    • Project Managers:

      Ericksen, Kristi

      Frits, Aaron

    • Performing Organizations:

      Kansas State University Transportation Center

      Kansas State University
      Department of Civil Engineering
      Manhattan, KS  United States  66506
    • Principal Investigators:

      Dissanayake, Sunanda

      Fitzsimmons, Eric

    • Start Date: 20161201
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180415
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01624693
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: K-TRAN: KSU-17-1, RE-0710-01, C2101
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 31 2017 4:29PM